Confessions of a Video Vixen

Author: Karrine Steffans

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006174784X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 6225

Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed 'Superhead' goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry—from the physical and emotional abuse that's rampant in the industry, and which marked her own life—to the excessive use of drugs, sex and bling. Once the sought-after video girl, this sexy siren has helped multi-platinum artists, such as Jay-Z, R. Kelly and LL Cool J, sell millions of albums with her sensual dancing. In a word, Karrine was H-O-T. So hot that she made as much as $2500 a day in videos and was selected by well-known film director F. Gary Gray to co-star in his film, A Man Apart, starring Vin Diesel. But the film and music video sets, swanky Hollywood and New York restaurants and trysts with the celebrities featured in the pages of People and In Touch magazines only touches the surface of Karrine Steffans' life. Her journey is filled with physical abuse, rape, drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness and single motherhood—all by the age of 26. By sharing her story, Steffans hopes to shed light on an otherwise romanticised industry and help young women avoid the same pitfalls she encountered. If they're already in danger, she hopes to inspire them to find a way to dig themselves out of what she knows first-hand to be a cycle of hopelessness and despair.


Confessions of a Video Vixen, Ten Years Later

Author: Karrine Steffans

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1940363829

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 203

View: 1636

For a decade, Confessions of a Video Vixen author Karrine Steffans and the details of her private life have been the subject of debate and scrutiny. But, as gossipmongers and critics speculated, assumed, and manufactured tall tales about the New York Times bestselling author, Karrine hid herself and her truth from the world, imprisoned by an abusive marriage and the judgments of society. In Vindicated: Confessions of a Video Vixen, Ten Years Later, Karrine takes readers into the belly of the beast as she harrowingly chronicles the systematic breakdown of her mind, body, and spirit and the events that propelled her back to prosperity after losing everything. She candidly shares her struggle to be what others demand, her obsession with the American dream, her desperation to appear normal, and the price she paid for it all. With a foreword from Respect magazine Editor-in-Chief Datwon Thomas, this dark, long journey into the life of an abused and tormented woman, wife, and mother uncovers a long-guarded set of painful personal truths, reveals the inspiring details of her life-saving triumph, and will change everything you thought you knew about Karrine Steffans.

Girl in a Band

Author: Kim Gordon

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 346230917X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6338

Kim Gordon, Indie-Ikone, Bassistin und Sängerin der legendären Sonic Youth, über ein Leben für die Kunst Sonic Youth war eine der einflussreichsten Alternative-Bands der 1980er- und 1990er-Jahre und Kim Gordon ihr heimlicher Star. Als Bassistin, Sängerin und Songwriterin der Band war sie Vorbild für eine ganze Generation von Frauen. Jetzt erzählt sie ihre Geschichte.Ihre Musik, die sich im Grenzland von Punk, No Wave und Noise-Rock austobte, war nicht zu überhören. Als Kim Gordon und Thurston Moore 1981 in New York die Band Sonic Youth gründeten, lag die Stadt finanziell am Boden, die Kunstszene in den Clubs aber blühte. Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins – für diese und viele andere Bands waren Sonic Youth wichtige Wegbereiter, ihr Einfluss auf die Independent-Szene ist kaum zu überschätzen. Fans und Kritiker lieben die Band für ihren unverwechselbaren Sound und ihre absolute künstlerische Integrität. Kim Gordon und Thurston Moore galten lange Zeit als das Traumpaar des Rock’n’Roll, sie haben eine gemeinsame Tochter. 2011 trennten sich die beiden nach 27-jähriger Ehe und Sonic Youth löste sich auf. Kim Gordon erzählt in ihrem Buch von den Anfängen im New York der frühen Achtzigerjahre, von ihrem Leben als Musikerin, bildende Künstlerin, Modedesignerin und wie das zusammenging mit ihrer Rolle als Ehefrau und Mutter – und vom Schmerz einer Trennung nach fast 30 Jahren Ehe und künstlerischer Zusammenarbeit.

Der Ruf der Delfine

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783785541852


Page: 90

View: 8153

Anne und Philipp können es nicht glauben: Das magische Baumhaus hat sie in die Südsee verschlagen! Mit einem Mini-U-Boot machen sie sich in die Tiefen des Ozeans auf! Wogendes Seegras, regenbogenfarbene Korallen und jede Menge unbekannte Fische tummeln sich vor ihren Augen. Doch plötzlich geraten Philipp und Anne in große Gefahr. Ob ihnen die beiden Delfine helfen können?

The Vixen Diaries

Author: Karrine Steffans

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446402478

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 1097

This titillating exposé chronicles the personal and professional adventures of this tabloid-laden socialite, dispelling some rumors, while confirming others. Diaries unveils the heavily shrouded Hollywood backrooms and its coveted secrets. Offering her ardent fans answers to burning questions and presenting lessons learned, this book will surely not disappoint. Karrine Steffans continues to dish out juicy gossip and the much sought after details of her star studded lifestyle and the celebrity men that helped her get where she needed to be. Karrine draws you in to get an up-close and personal look at the Hollywood life of fast money and sex; all the things that make for a great movie. She discusses her interactions with people after the release of Confessions of a Video Vixen and how she copes with it all.

The Vixen Manual

How to Find, Seduce & Keep the Man You Want

Author: Karrine Steffans

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446551368

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 5224

Since she exploded on the scene with her two juicy and impossible-to-put-down tell-alls, readers have wanted to know even more about what makes Karrine Steffans tick. How was she able to meet all the high profile politicians, movie stars, and other celebrities that are her close acquaintances? What skills does she possess to keep men wanting more? Finally, Karrine lays it all out and explains exactly what a woman must do to win over the man of her dreams. With chapters like "Never Let Him See You Sweat," "Flirting," "Encouraging His Manhood," and "Give Him What He Wants," this hot and sexy manual is a must-have for every woman's bookshelf.

The Puppet

It Lives Within Us All

Author: Tyrone Zuhaire

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595396542

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 4662

A New Genre of Self-HelpcWelcome to the Puppet show, filled with characters that have lost emotional internal battles and external social wars, for which they were unarmed. The hip-hop group Mobb Deep couldn't have said it better, "There's a war going on outside and no man can escape from, you can run but you can't hide forever." It's time to stop running from yourself, and face the worst enemy (inner-me).Stories Include: The Police Officer Puppet. A man who suffered post-traumatic stress and anxiety as a result of his deceased father's unruly behaviors in the past. Obsessed with being better than his father in every way his behavior was misdirected and he becomes even worse off. Unable to let go of the abuse and damage that his father caused, he became a slave to his father's sin. The Puppet with the MBA. A story of how power and money were George's gods. Possessions accumulated over generations were kept within his family-and there weren't many families like his. The story is symbolic of the heads of gold (upper class) in America that abuse its feet of copper. The Inner City Puppet, an exclusive true tale of the author's inspirational experience. Also: The Gay Puppet The Video Vixen Puppet The 9-to-5 Puppet The Biracial Puppet The Asian Puppet And More



Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641106451

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1056

Eine alternde Diva und ein Fan, der nur ihr Bestes will: ihre Geschichte – mit dem Tod als Höhepunkt ... Hazie Coogan würde alles für ihre »Miss Kathie« tun. Seit Jahrzehnten kümmert sie sich um die Bedürfnisse der großen Hollywood-Diva. Daher verwundert es nicht, dass auch sie es ist, die Alarm schlägt, als der windige Webster Carlton Westward III. in das Leben der großartigen Katherine Kenton tritt. Denn schnell findet Hazie heraus, dass er nur eines will: seine fünfzehn Minuten Ruhm. In Websters Schublade liegt bereits ein fertig verfasstes Enthüllungsbuch über den Star – inklusive Sterbeszene –, das ihn seinem Ziel näher bringen soll. Doch Hazie Coogan hat sich nicht jahrelang abgemüht, nur um jetzt ihren Star an einen skrupellosen Gigolo zu verlieren. Und sie hat auch schon einen Plan ...

A Taste for Brown Sugar

Black Women in Pornography

Author: Mireille Miller-Young

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822375915

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 7609

A Taste for Brown Sugar boldly takes on representations of black women's sexuality in the porn industry. It is based on Mireille Miller-Young's extensive archival research and her interviews with dozens of women who have worked in the adult entertainment industry since the 1980s. The women share their thoughts about desire and eroticism, black women's sexuality and representation, and ambition and the need to make ends meet. Miller-Young documents their interventions into the complicated history of black women's sexuality, looking at individual choices, however small—a costume, a gesture, an improvised line—as small acts of resistance, of what she calls "illicit eroticism." Building on the work of other black feminist theorists, and contributing to the field of sex work studies, she seeks to expand discussion of black women's sexuality to include their eroticism and desires, as well as their participation and representation in the adult entertainment industry. Miller-Young wants the voices of black women sex workers heard, and the decisions they make, albeit often within material and industrial constraints, recognized as their own.


mein Leben unzensiert

Author: Sammy Hagar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783841901170


Page: 302

View: 6340



die Biographie ; whatever you say I am

Author: Anthony Bozza

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453640078


Page: 400

View: 3381



Erotic Fantasies for the Advanced & Adventurous Couple

Author: Karrine Steffans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781609418892


Page: 161

View: 5075

Encourages couples to make fantasies and role-playing a regular part of their sex lives and features chapters on domination, paid escorts, and swinging.

Deconstructing Tyrone

A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-hop Generation

Author: Natalie Hopkinson,Natalie Y. Moore

Publisher: Cleis Press

ISBN: 1573442577

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 3245

A portrait of today's African-American male evaluates both archetypes and stereotypes, exploring black masculinity as it is represented by a range of personalities, from professionals and hip-hop figures to family men and criminals. Original.

Drink Fuck Sleep

Author: Karrine Steffans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615562360

Category: Authors

Page: 202

View: 9843

'Drink Fuck Sleep' is a collection of essays depicting regrettable sexual experiences wherein alcohol was involved either before, during, or after. With gripping, personal accounts of tragic, heart-wrenching, sexually boundless, ultra-erotic, emotionally numbing, mind thrilling, and scintillating experiences, the featured writers narrow the divide between what people project and what they protect. It serves as a series of precautionary tales, as well as proof of life and the parallels of the human condition, regardless of our socioeconomic stations.

The Jazz of Physics

Die Verbindung von Musik und der Struktur des Universums

Author: Stephon H.S. Alexander


ISBN: 3732548791

Category: Mathematics

Page: 333

View: 6562

Schon vor mehr als fünfzig Jahren begeisterte sich John Coltrane für das Universum. Inspiriert von Albert Einstein, hatte Coltrane Physik und Geometrie in den Mittelpunkt seiner Musik gesetzt. Diese Idee faszinierte den Physiker und Jazzmusiker Stephon Alexander seit frühester Jugend. Er zeigt anhand des Jazz, wie die größten Fragen der Physik über die Beschaffenheit des Universums beantwortet werden können. The Jazz of Physics fasziniert und begeistert jeden, der sich für die Geheimnisse unseres Universums, der Musik und des Lebens interessiert.

Goodbye Leningrad

Ein Memoir

Author: Elena Gorokhova

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423409584

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1246

»Unglaublich gut geschrieben.« Frank McCourt Lena wächst in einem typisch sowjetischen Wohnblock auf: Die Fassade bröckelt, die Mülltonnen im Hof quellen über, in der Wohnung trocknen neben der Wäsche auch die im Wald gesammelten Pilze. Schon früh lernt sie, wie wichtig es ist, ihre wahren Gedanken und Gefühle für sich zu behalten. Vor allem wenn man sich wie Lena in die Sprache des Klassenfeindes verliebt hat: Der Englischunterricht wird zum Fenster in eine andere Welt. Als der amerikanische Gaststudent Robert ihr einen Heiratsantrag macht, zögert Lena nicht lange: Mit 20 Kilo Gepäck checkt sie ein in ein neues Leben.

The Pawn Queen

Author: Byron Woulard


ISBN: 0982937512

Category: History

Page: 90

View: 8379

The Pawn Queen (The Making of the 21st Century Black Female) by Byron Woulard